Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Baby #3 At 3.5 Months Old

Baby Brennan is exactly 3.5 months old today. He had his 3 month's vaccination last week and luckily he didn't develop any fever like last month although his thigh was mildly swollen hours after he took the jab.

I still breastfeed him exclusively and this little chap is getting rounder and cuter by day... Excuse the latter since it is obviously one very bias and cheesy opinion coming from his Mom.

Last August: Baby at 3 months and 3 days.

At 3.5 months old, Brennan sleeps for a stretch of four or five hours at night and only wakes up for feeding around dawn and in early morning, provided if he starts sleeping soundly by midnight. He only catnaps during the day so I barely get to nap during the day.

Mr. Pimple had a pimple.

Nowadays, he begins to smile a lot and giggle when we tease or talk to him.

He also constantly babbles particularly when he hears his own voice or giggles on the recorded videos on my phone. Sometimes, when I replay his videos for my own entertainment, this dude happens to pay attention to his own voice and babbles non stop when he hears this as if another baby is talking to him.

Devastatingly handsome: Stealing aunties and grandmas' hearts since May 2016.

He loooooves putting his hands into his mouth of late. In addition, he has started drooling heavily since a couple weeks ago so I let him wear his bibs to prevent wet shirts. Since he is blessed with a sensitive skin, recently his rashes have come back again. He has rashes on his chin, cheeks and chest which I suspect are triggered by his saliva. As such, every time I see him bringing his hands to his mouth, I try to stop him in that instant. I wipe his face very often too especially his chin with a wet cloth to prevent his rashes getting more serious.

Brennan can hold his head steadily and unsupported sometime after he turned 3 months old. Somehow he is so amused at his own feet when he is lying on his back. He still can't hold a toy like teether properly just yet but is able to notice and admire dangling toys, especially those with music.

Tummy time with his old man.

Yesterday, he surprised his Dad and me by attempting to roll over from tummy to back on his own. He was unsuccessful though... He was nearly there in making it happen and I did make it happen by giving him a tiny little push from his back. Fret not, son... Failure is nothing but a delayed success! Don't stop trying. LOLLOL.

To the left, to the left!

I don't remember if Naomi had this problem when she was a small baby but this Brennan always demands to be carried ALL THE TIME and whoever adult who carries him must stand up or walk around. He cries the moment we sit down or put him on his cot. Basically he doesn't allow us to sit down when we carry him. On some days, my arm can barely take this 'carry-me-don't-you-dare-to-put-me-down' marathons anymore.

Further, he is still a very much cry baby in the car. He really gives me such a headache when he starts crying in the car and I am driving! He cries so bad when he doesn't feel like sitting down or sleeping in his baby car seat and I get very nervous when this happens because I can't comfort him either until we reach our destination. Naomi was not like this. This one I remember very vividly. Naomi was an easy baby during car rides, although perhaps this was attributed to her sucking pacifier back then - which I don't plan to introduce to Brennan.

I am not sleepy.

One more thing, I am aware that my son has the typical Asian or Chinese small eyes. Somehow, his eyes' shape is not only small but also comes across as sad puppy looking at times. #asianproblem When people just meet and see him awake, they always tell me, "Hey, your baby is sleepy." "I think your baby wants to sleep already." or "Is your baby sleepy? He looks sleepy." I nonchalantly answer them, "No. He is not sleepy. In fact, he just woke up so he can't be sleepy. His eyes are just small." To be honest, I get this remark A LOT in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Melayu and am already numb to this comment or question. Funny but true, his eyes shape is in stark contrast to his sister's. But then again, each child is different although they came from the same parents.

Sometimes I wonder where the time went. Naomi is such a big girl now and Brennan is no longer a newborn and will soon have to wear M size diapers.

Slow down with the growing up business, kids.


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